Local Government Finance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 6:03 pm on 8th February 2012.

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton 6:03 pm, 8th February 2012

My hon. Friend will be aware that Liverpool city council is one of the highest ranking in the indices of multiple deprivation, yet it suffered an 8.8% cut worth £91 million last year, it is having a £50 million cut this year and a £25 million cut next year. Can he understand the Minister’s argument that this new methodology will somehow make things fairer?